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The award
Short Course

How long you will study
3 weeks

Domestic course fees
EUR 2400

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 2400

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About Fashion Law at Milano Fashion Institute

Discover our short courses portfolio: courses specifically designed for young university students and young graduates on specific relevant issues that characterize the contemporaneity of the fashion and luxury industry: from sustainability, to fashion law, in order to understand new dynamics, best practices and successful strategies thanks to the innovative experiential approach of the MFI short courses: balancing lectures with field trips and company visits. 3 weeks and 1 city. Living Milan, the fashion capital, as fashion insiders!

Managing Fashion & Luxury companies requires a deep understanding of the legal framework that is characterizing the core internal processes of the companies, as well as the relations with clients and other external parties. Thanks to the participation of both academics and industry insiders, the "Fashion Law" course will focus on the introduction of the main fashion business models and the processes of collection and product development, in order to concentrate on the key industry-based legal issues from a practical point of view:

  • brand protection and different typologies of trademarks' protection, as well as other intellectual property rights that can be used to protect fashion creations and models;
  • fashion negotiation and specific agreements for the industry;
  • supply chain issues: from advertising to the digital fashion processes;
  • the “made in” discipline, the crime issues such as brands and products counterfeiting and fashion forgery.

The course will be constantly carried out with practical cases (litigations, contacts, benchmarks and simulations with managers and lawyers of the fashion industry) and concluded with final mock trials. The setting is Milan, the Italian and European fashion capital, combining together fashion companies and legal offices supporting the industry.

Course Description

The “Fashion Law” course aims at providing the participant the most updated practical information, benchmarks and field expertise concerning the most relevant aspects involving legal frameworks and perspective inside fashion and luxury companies.

Starting with an introduction to the industry, from the main business models, to industry segmentation and core processes, the course will focus on all the main stages of the fashion lifecycle, from the concept design, up to the licensing and client relationship management, in order to promote the knowledge of processes, best practices, real cases studies, applied frameworks to the fashion and luxury industries, thanks to a multidisciplinary faculty composed of academics, practitioners and industry professionals.

Why take this course

The course is well suited for law graduate students, law practitioners, young managers, professionals and young entrepreneurs that are willing to deal with the challenges of the fashion businesses. It’s an excellent opportunity for understanding the most current legal issues and consequent best practices in the industry, that can involve different professional figures: from lawyers, to licensing managers, product managers, retail managers.

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Entry requirements

In order to apply for the admission to the course, the candidate must be currently enrolled at a Bachelor of Art/Science course or have a degree equal to or higher than a Bachelor.

Young entrepreneurs, recent graduates with three-year degree o specialist degree, and graduates from design schools and faculties, business and economics, marketing and communication, engineering, architecture, languages, law, humanities.

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